A lovely morning for a run and we had a lovely 517 people turned up, 81 for the first time at Panshanger!! The sun shone, the rain held off and an amazing 111 new pb's were set - thanks no doubt to our Garden City Runner pacers - 19 to 34 minute targets to follow.
First man home was Paul Makowski of Royston Runners in 17:04, second was Will Bowran of St Albans AC in 17:26 and third was Gregory Fairhall of Poole Runners in 18:18.
First lady home was Hannah Turner of Harpenden Arrows RC in 21:07, second was Linda Goodwin in 22:01 (also her 100th parkrun!) and third was Rachel Hickey of Garden City Runners in 22:47.
Star runners today were the following five runners all completing their 100th parkrun: Jackie Smith, Mo Warrilow, Linda Goodwin, Andy Jay and John Roxburgh - congratulations.
In addition Georgia Peedle and Patrick Millar completed their 50th parkruns and Adam Chen (JM) joined the 10 club! Well done everybody.
Thanks to our pacers: Russell Casey,Rob Casserley, Hannah Frank, Bruce Judge, July Kean, Ryan Kean, Peter McKenzie, Samantha Plummer, Tom Rogers, Di Selwood and helen Stafford - good job! And also thanks to GCR for providing cakes at the end!!
Finally more thanks - to our willing volunteers - James Astbury, Caroline Bernard, Rosemary Brotchie, Paul Davies, Georgie Deering, Robert Emsley, Sue Fletcher, Callum Hair, Lyndon Hearn, Pam Hurd, Taras Huzar, Annika Labiak, Mattie Labiak, George Maurice, Amanda Hayes, Kay Metcalfe, Patrick Millar, Mark Morris, Louie Ness, Finn and Nick Portalski, Dave Valentine, Thomas and Rachel Voaden, Archie and Mo Warrilow, Jan Wischhusen.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend and see you next week when your RD will be Rab -